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Grow Up | The Best Things/Without Wings

First ever reissues by Manchester band Grow Up, a core group on Object Music and best described as an experimental pop quintet. Formed by John Bisset-Smith, they debuted with the six song EP Stay Awake in April 1979, and followed this with debut album The Best Thing in 1980, of which Paul Morley wrote: "Their sound is a sort of ingenious, sax-propelled chamber pop, of the Ayers/XTC English eccentric line, but it also holds the melancholy depth and sauce of Brechtian cabaret, the twists of Beefheart, the ambiguous tension of Lou Reed" (NME). After a second single Joanne, the band recorded second album Without Wings in 1981. However, after Object ceased operations the group were obliged to release the album on their own label, and as a result of poor distribution the set was barely heard.
Digitally remastered, this 40 track double CD set features Grow Up's entire recorded output, as well as two previously unreleased demo tracks. The booklet features archive images and a detailed band biography.

| tracklist
01 Instrumental
02 The Best Thing
03 Missing
04 She's Always There
05 Dear Isobel
06 Do You Want To Dance
07 Her Song
08 Too Much Love
09 Spilt Tea
10 Autumn Movie
11 Golden Promises
12 No Mirror
13 The Peak
14 David
15 Stay Awake
16 10 Mins.
17 Photo
18 Lake
19 River
20 So Long
21 You Are The One
22 Night Rally

01 What You Want
02 Desperation
03 Becoming
04 Serious Joy
05 Sorry
06 See That Girl
07 Flying Fish
08 The Boy
09 The Hypnotist
10 The Double Act
11 Angel Fabled Luxury
12 Punishment
13 Forgive
14 Joanne
15 Affirmation Of Existence/Swept Away
17 Do Choose
18 Black Cat Is Back

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